Austria -Fatality for subcontracted migrant worker -October 02, 2014

A Hungarian painter decorator has tragically died after falling from a ladder whilst working in Austria. His boss, who was paying him in cash, refused to call an ambulance and made a fellow worker drive the injured for 90 km - to a hospital across the border in Hungary.

A 59-year-old Hungarian painter decorator has tragically died after falling from a ladder whilst working in Austria. The man was working on a building in Aspang-Markt in Lower Austria when he fell and was seriously injured. His boss, who was paying him in cash, refused to call an ambulance and made a fellow worker drive the injured for more than an hour - a distance of 90 km - to a hospital across the border in Hungary. The authorities are investigating the decorating company.

English: http://www.thelocal.at/20141010/illegal-worker-dies-after-ladder-fall-in-austria  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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